Monday, February 29, 2016

Time for a Clambake!

Over the weekend I photographed my Clambake Mini and I'm so happy with how it turned out.

I'm happy with the pictures and I'm especially happy with the quilt!

This little quilt was so fun to make!

The construction is different than what I'm used to and that was wonderful.

Trying something new can be so refreshing!

I admit I was slightly slowed down by the fact that the Gooseberry fabric line that I was using had only a few colors in it.

Similar colors and fabrics so close together had me rethinking my layout a few times, but boy do I love how it turned out and I love that Gooseberry fabric too!

I'm tempted to stock up on it, but with so many beautiful new fabric lines coming out soon I might just wait..... 

If you haven't tried this adorable pattern by Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms you might want to check it out.

It's quick, fun and easy.

A big Clambake quilt has definitely been added to my list of projects to make!

To see more cute Clambake mini quilts stop by tomorrow for half the Minis and More Parade here on my blog, and and visit Sherri McConnell's blog, A Quilting Life to see the other half of the parade.

Sherri and I have something big planned for next month!  Hope to see you there.

Have a great Monday!

Monday, February 1, 2016

The February First Minis and More Parade

The last month of winter!  Before you know it we'll be welcoming spring!

For today's Minis and More Parade we'll start out with Patty's table runner.  

Patty from the blog A Stitch In Time used Road 15 fabric by Sweetwater to make a table runner using the blocks from Sherri's Hope Chest Mini, the pattern for this month's parade. This mini lends itself well to a table runner version.  Patty's fabric choices make it great for use any time of year!

Sandy did a post on her blog Loves To Quilt and included a picture of her mini quilt for this month's parade.  She used Kansas Troubles fabric from scraps of her stash in an effort to use some of it up. Great use of scraps Sandy!  It's beautiful!

Mary sent in a picture of the front of her Hope Chest Mini and one of the back too, so we could see the beautiful pantograph she used in better detail. I also love that she used the border fabric in the blocks. Lots of flowers just in time for spring! You can read more about Mary's mini on her blog Needledmom.

And here's mine, now all quilted and bound.  I was happy to be able to use only fabrics that I already had on hand for this one, including some Me and My Sisters fabric that I had left over from a baby quilt that I made last year and some Kona Snow for the background.  And I was able to get the stripes on the binding matched up all the way around!

Be sure to view the other half of the parade on Sherri's blog, A Quilting Life.

As far as next month's pattern goes, Sherri and I have chosen Mini Clambake by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms!

It's a little different than a quilt made up of quilt blocks, so it should be fun!

I was able to locate the pattern at the Fat Quarter Shop and in Camille's shop too in both PDF and paper form.

  We're really looking forward to making this one and seeing what you all come up with!

Don't forget to email one of us a picture of your quilt and maybe a bit about it when you're finished.

Have a great week and be sure to do some happy sewing!